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Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards
17100 Montebello Road
Cupertino
USA 95014-5435
Phone: 408.867.3233
http://www.ridgewine.com

Contact: David Amadia

Our winemaking philosophy includes fermenting entirely with native yeasts from the vineyard, rather than cultured yeast strains; extracting color, flavor, and tannins from the grapes without use of commercial enzymes; determining – by tasting for tannin extraction during fermentation how long to continue pump-overs; allowing malolactic fermentation to occur naturally, without inoculation; achieving wine clarity through settling and racking; making major winemaking decisions, including blending, based on tasting rather than a pre-determined recipe.

Through years of experience, we have found that minimal additions of sulfur are essential to avoiding the ever-present risk of wine oxidation or spoilage, which destroys the individual vineyard character of the wine. We add a small amount of SO2 when the grapes are crushed, after malolactic fermentation, and very small amounts at quarterly rackings, rigorously maintaining the minimum effective level for each wine.
Occasionally, if we have a wine lot (or an entire, assembled wine) with excessive tannin, we may fine it gently, using fresh egg whites. The egg whites precipitate to the bottom of the tank or barrel, improving balance by removing a portion of the tannin, and by further integrating the wine. When the whites have formed a firm layer, we slowly rack the clean wine off this sediment. Pad filtration then removes any remaining trace of egg white. We avoid membrane sterile filtration, a process which – to a minor but noticeable degree – affects flavor and complexity.

Tasting the zinfandels throughout their time in the cellar allows us to select those lots that best express each vineyard’s character, and combine them as the vineyard-designated wine. Lots with less intense individuality are held out.

Winemaker: Paul Draper

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ridgevineyards

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Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Santa Cruz Mountains, Central Coast, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2022

Gorgeous Gift Wine

 

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94/100

$149.95

Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016

 

LCBO: 209999  Check Stock

91/100

$74.95

Ridge Geyserville 2013
Ridge Geyserville 2013

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2016‐2022

Gorgeous Gift Wine

 

LCBO: 723072  Check Stock

93/100

$60.95

Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.7%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2020

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LCBO: 89284  13 in stock

93/100

$74.95

Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2013
Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2013

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.3%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2025

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LCBO: 982413  29 in stock

96/100

$57.95

Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2011
Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2011

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2022

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LCBO: 982413  29 in stock

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SAQ: 513929  46 in stock

92/100

$48.95

Ridge Monte Bello 2012
Ridge Monte Bello 2012

Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.8%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  375 ml  Drink: 2015‐2020

Gorgeous Gift Wine

 

LCBO: 209999  Check Stock

92/100

$101.95

Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel 2009
Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel 2009

Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.2%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

 

LCBO: 652875  Check Stock

BC: 250985  212 in stock

SAQ: 12328898  100 in stock

91/100

$34.95

Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Cabernet Merlot 2007
Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Cabernet Merlot 2007

Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.7%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2018

 

LCBO: 89284  13 in stock

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93/100

$49.95

Ridge Three Valleys 2013
Ridge Three Valleys 2013

Sonoma Country, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.4%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2019

Plush Pork Wine

 

LCBO: 652875  Check Stock

91/100

$35.95

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